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|03-01-2007, 12:35 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2006
1 year Genetic Health Guarantee
The breeder where I'm getting my puppy says he offers a 1 year genetic health guarantee?? What does that mean??
Also, he provides his puppies with their shots and only takes them to a Vet if he feels something might be wrong... He said he know how to check their hearts beat and stuff like that??? Is that normal for a breeder??
He seems like a really sweet guy and so does his wife?? and he's interested in the well being of the puppy... He declined to ship her because of the weather and her weight...
|03-01-2007, 12:44 PM||#2|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North eastern Illinois Suburbs
A one year health guarantee can mean a few different thing as far as reimbursement goes if your dog were to display any sort of congenital defect.
Even then, this breeder may only limit the guarantee to CERTAIN congenital defects.
It's becoming more typical to see a two year health guarantee and if the pup does come up w/ Dysplasia; Luxating Patellas; Epilepsy; Liver Shunts and so on, some breeders will help pay for medical expenses; give you half of your purchase price back; owe you a puppy from a future breeding of a different pair at no cost; request your ill puppy back and THEN give you a different puppy...it all depends and there's no way of knowing if the contract/guarantee that he is offering you is reasonable or not w/o you posting it up or e-mailing it to me.
And as far as him not taking his dogs to the vet, only when absolutely needed, I'm the same way and so of course I don't necc. disagree w/ his practice on this. It all depends on his experience level. If he's not going just to try and save money, then that's not right. I even give many of my own vaccines.
"Big things come in small packages"
|03-01-2007, 12:47 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2005
i have a one year health guarantee that I can't even find on my computer or I would let you look mine over. i only take my babies to the vet when they need it also. we do all our own wormings and shots. I also know how to ckeck fontals and knees.